Second Amendment supporters rallied Saturday at state capitols across the country to give voice to gun rights in America… and what a difference a month makes.
Amid a concerted effort on the left to impose strict gun-control laws in the country, if the rallies received any attention from the press, it was to compare the small crowds to last month’s media supported “March for Our Lives” event, which received millions of dollars from the likes of Oprah Winfrey and actor George Clooney, among others.
There were 45 planned rallies, sponsored by The National Constitutional Coalition of Patriotic Americans, Fox News reported.
Rallies were held in Boston, Indianapolis, Albany, N.Y., Austin, Texas and other cities.
— Jon Urbana (@jonurbana1) April 15, 2018
Dave Gulya, an organizer for a rally in Maine told the Bangor Daily News that gun owners are determined to show that they take their rights seriously.
“Gun owners have been portrayed in a negative way and it is our hope that this peaceable rally will show that we are safe, law-abiding individuals that happen to take our constitutional rights very seriously,” Gulya said.
About a few hundred people here for the pro-gun rally in Kalispell’s Depot Park. This event was all organized by three high school students to support their first and second amendment rights pic.twitter.com/oOiWNt5C7Q
— Mackenzie Dougherty (@MackenzieNBCMT) April 14, 2018
To the angst of the liberal media, some protesters openly carried at the rallies, where legal. Some carried AR-15 rifles, which is the weapon used in the Florida high school shooting in February that claimed the lives of 17 people.
— Albuquerque Journal (@ABQJournal) April 15, 2018
A speaker in Indiana spoke about gun safety and empowering our children “to make adult decisions when adults are not present.”
A rally-goer in Cheyenne, Wyoming, expressed concerns about the creeping nature of the liberal assault on the Second Amendment.
“If you have a building and you take a brick out every so often, after a while you’re not going to have a building,” Westley Williams said, according to Fox News.
At a pro-gun/2A rally in front of the Wyoming Supreme Court this afternoon. Several dozen people have showed up to demonstrate, couple I’ve talked to say they’re here to stand up for rights they feel are being unfairly maligned. pic.twitter.com/NSnFXhyStT
— Austin Huguelet (@ahuguelet) April 14, 2018
In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., some Republicans are beginning to waver on gun rights, giving gun owners good reason to be concerned.
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